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Essence ThirtyNine

Automatic Chronometer White 39 mm

US$1,390.00

*taxes, duties and shipping included

This watch is available for pre-order only. The estimated shipping date is early July 2021. Make sure to pre-order now as we ship in order of receipt. The 30-Day Free Return & Refund policy will be effective once you receive your new watch.

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Essence ThirtyNine

Automatic Chronometer White 39 mm

US$1,390.00

About This Watch

The new ThirtyNine might be smaller in dimension but comes with the same detailed finishing as the original Essence. The brush finish on both case and bezel are perfectly rounded off with hand-finished mirror polished bevels. These polished chamfers can be found throughout the watch; on the machined indexes, the hands, the stainless-steel bracelet and the buckle of the new deployant clasp.

Movement

The Essence ThirtyNine is powered by Sellita's highest quality grade SW200-1 Swiss Made Automatic movement, beautifully decorated and wound by Formex's custom skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision.

Dial

The horizontal lines on the dial are one of the watch's most defining features. To achieve the crisp lines and sharp angles, each line has been CNC machined into the dial individually. The mirror polished bevels on the indexes and hands reflect the finishing of the case. With a new green dial, we add another unique look to the Essence collection.

Straps and Clasps

For a perfect fit and more comfort on the wrist at all times, we're using the new Formex Deployant clasp with a gradual fine-adjustment system for the leather straps. The stainless steel bracelet, which reflects the same flawless finishing of the Essence's case, has a hidden Micro-Extension. All straps and the steel bracelet can be changed without the use of any tools and in just a few seconds.

Features

  • Swiss Made Automatic movement
  • Chronometer
  • Patented Case Suspension System
  • Patented Micro-Adjustment System
  • Tool-free change of straps/bracelet
  • Sapphire crystal
  • Anti-reflective (AR) coating
  • Transparent Case Back
  • Water resistance 10 bar
  • 3-Year Guarantee

    We back our watches with a 3-Year international warranty. In the rare case of a malfunction or a movement defect, you can contact us and send your watch back free of charge and we’ll repair it for you within 2 weeks.
  • Secure Payment

    Formex is dedicated to online payment security. We do not store any of your payment information. The following methods of payment are available: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, ApplePay, PayPal & Bank Transfer
  • All Taxes & Duties Included

    The courier dropping off your Formex will not hand you a customs and sales tax bill nor ask you to pay them cash, as we have already taken care of that with our shipping partners. The prices you see on our Online Shop is the price you pay – no exceptions and no hidden charges.
  • Free Express Delivery & 30-Day Returns

    All watch prices already include free shipping worldwide. As soon as we have processed your order, you will receive a tracking number to follow your package. Expect your watch within 2 business days within Europe, or within 3 business days for overseas orders. If for any reason you think it’s not the right fit, you can return your watch free of charge. If you contact us before returning or exchanging your watch, we’ll even have your shipping expenses covered.
  • Swiss Made

    All our watches are designed, developed and assembled in-house at our headquarters in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland and meet the current, more strict Swiss Made requirement, which entered into force on January 2017. Every single piece undergoes a variety of quality and functionality controls, before making it to your wrist.

Technical Specification

Movement

Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC. 26 jewels and glucydur balance wheel. Date display. Custom-built skeleton rotor with thermally blued screws. 38 hours power reserve.

Case

  • Diameter: 39mm
  • Height: 10mm
  • Lug width: 20mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 45mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
  • Weight: 65g (case only)

Material

  • Bezel: Stainless steel 316L
  • Case: Stainless steel 316L
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment

Strap

  • Italian calf leather straps with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
  • Stainless steel bracelet with Quick Release and Micro-extension function.
  • All Essence straps and the bracelet can be changed by hand without the use of tools. The carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented fine adjustment system can be changed without tools and can be used for all Essence ThirtyNine leather straps.

Dial

Vertical brush finish with horizontally cut lines which are CNC machined into the dial base one by one. BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes.

Reference Number

0333.1.6611.100

Suspension System

Since the beginning of Formex in 1999, the patented Case Suspension System has been an integral part of every single Formex timepiece. Its two main functions are:

  • absorbs shocks to protect the mechanical movement from heavy impacts
  • adds to the comfort on the wrist by adapting to the wearer’s movements

Modeled with high-performance bikes and racing cars in mind, the Formex patented case suspension system works by integrating four springs between the upper and lower watch case. The result is the ultimate shock absorption system designed to protect the mechanical movement and deliver unparalleled comfort to the wearer.

This patented case suspension system brings form and function together for Formex Swiss watches. It’s functional, it’s state of the art engineering and it’s unquestionably unique - all in one watch.

FINE-ADJUSTMENT DEPLOYANT CARBON CLASP

Your strap comes on our new deployant clasp with a patented fine-adjustment. More intuitive to operate, the new version is fully made out of our proprietary carbon fiber composite. The micro-adjustment is now even easier to use and can be operated while the watch is on your wrist. Lightweight, smooth to the touch, ultra-durable and highly functional, this clasp is a real piece of engineering, making your Watch even more comfortable to wear.

About This Watch

The new ThirtyNine might be smaller in dimension but comes with the same detailed finishing as the original Essence. The brush finish on both case and bezel are perfectly rounded off with hand-finished mirror polished bevels. These polished chamfers can be found throughout the watch; on the machined indexes, the hands, the stainless-steel bracelet and the buckle of the new deployant clasp.

Movement

The Essence ThirtyNine is powered by Sellita's highest quality grade SW200-1 Swiss Made Automatic movement, beautifully decorated and wound by Formex's custom skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision.

Dial

The horizontal lines on the dial are one of the watch's most defining features. To achieve the crisp lines and sharp angles, each line has been CNC machined into the dial individually. The mirror polished bevels on the indexes and hands reflect the finishing of the case. With a new green dial, we add another unique look to the Essence collection.

Straps and Clasps

For a perfect fit and more comfort on the wrist at all times, we're using the new Formex Deployant clasp with a gradual fine-adjustment system for the leather straps. The stainless steel bracelet, which reflects the same flawless finishing of the Essence's case, has a hidden Micro-Extension. All straps and the steel bracelet can be changed without the use of any tools and in just a few seconds.

39 mm Stainless Steel Case

The ThirtyNine might be smaller in dimension, but comes with the same detailed finishing as the original Essence. The brush finish on both case and bezel are perfectly rounded off with hand-finished mirror polished bevels. With a height of just 10mm, this watch will fit under your shirt cuff as well as your wing suit...

officially certified movement

The Essence ThirtyNine is powered by a Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 self-winding movement with a power reserve of 38 hours. We've chosen its highest quality grade "Chronometer" because it comes with premium components such as a Glucydur balance wheel which is exceptionally hard and stable, very resistant to deformation, non-magnetic, and non-corrosive. The movement is completely decorated and wound by Formex’s in-house developed and custom built skeletonized rotor. Each one of these movements is certified by the COSC (the official Swiss Chronometer Testing Institute) and undergoes the meticulous 15-day rate test to ensure extraordinary levels of mechanical accuracy and precision. Each certified chronometer is unique, identified by a number engraved on its movement and a certificate number issued by the COSC. While less than 3% of Swiss watch movements are officially certified, Formex further rate test them per the same criteria after assembly, to measure if there is any deviation from the certification rates.

fine adjustment clasp

Besides contributing to visual appeal, the details on the Essence ThirtyNine also serve a purpose. For a timepiece to be a watch for all occasions, it needs to feel exceptionally comfortable on the wrist. For even more wrist comfort, Formex added their patented Carbon Fiber Composite Folding Clasp that allows for fine-adjustment of the strap length on the go, allowing for a perfect fit on the wrist in all conditions and temperatures. The strap can be changed without the use of any tools with Formex's patented quick release system. The stainless steel bracelet with screwed links has the same quick release system and also features a unique micro-extension system.

4 unique Dials

The horizontal lines on the dial are one of the watch's most defining features. To achieve the crisp lines and sharp angles, each line has been CNC machined into the dial individually. The mirror polished bevels on the indexes and hands reflect the finishing of the case. With a new green dial, we add another unique look to the Essence collection.

Technical Specification

Movement

Swiss Made Sellita SW200-1 (self-winding) Automatic (Chronometer grade), officially certified by COSC. 26 jewels and glucydur balance wheel. Date display. Custom-built skeleton rotor with thermally blued screws. 38 hours power reserve.

Case

  • Diameter: 39mm
  • Height: 10mm
  • Lug width: 20mm
  • Lug-to-lug: 45mm
  • Water resistance: 10 bar (100 metres / 330 feet)
  • Weight: 65g (case only)

Material

  • Bezel: Stainless steel 316L
  • Case: Stainless steel 316L
  • Glass: Sapphire crystal (front and back) with anti-reflection treatment

Strap

  • Italian calf leather straps with curved spring bars, Quick Release function and carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented Micro-Adjustment System.
  • Stainless steel bracelet with Quick Release and Micro-extension function.
  • All Essence straps and the bracelet can be changed by hand without the use of tools. The carbon fiber composite folding clasp with patented fine adjustment system can be changed without tools and can be used for all Essence ThirtyNine leather straps.

Dial

Vertical brush finish with horizontally cut lines which are CNC machined into the dial base one by one. BGW9 Super-LumiNova on hands and indexes.

Reference Number

0333.1.6611.100

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
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(23)
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Bernhard Fischer
Essence 39mm

Von der Bestellung bis zur Lieferung unerwartet schnell. !!!
UHR konnte sofort angelegt werden sofort passend. ( da gewünschte Edelstahl-Armband Länge angegeben wurde)
Alles Top. Ebenfalls ist die telefonische Erreichbarkeit sowie die Beratung besonders hervor zu heben. !!!!!
Weiter so.
ACHTUNG habe keine Black sonder eine Degrade'erworben!!!

Herzlichen Dank für die tolle Rückmeldung zur Uhr aber auch zu unserem Kundenservice. Beides liegt uns sehr am Herzen.

C
Carlos P.
A true synthesis of what I was looking for

What caught my attention of the Formex Essence 43 mm model was the dial with its horizontally cut lines and colors. However for my small wrist of about 17 cm (just over 6.5 inches) it seemed a little big and also they did not have in that model the green color that I found very attractive in several watches of other brands that I was seeing. So when I saw that they were launching the Essence 39 with green dial I made a reservation without hesitation. It is a beautiful watch. A true synthesis of what I was looking for: a watch with a dial continuously surprising by a very attractive color tone and kaleidoscopic visual effects determined by the different angles of incidence of light on the different positions from which you look at the dial, a chronometer caliber and a classic design that together with the different straps available make it adaptable to any situation. All this in a quality/price ratio that, after all the many, many things I have seen, I know has very little competition. Just be aware that the dial is not wide with respect to the case frame and may seem small to you, so if your wrist is not small or you like big watches you should consider the 43 mms option (where by the way there is a chocolate color dial that should be spectacular). If you like the Essence model in the internet videos be absolutely sure that on your wrist it will be much nicer.

Thank you very much for your detailed review. We can feel that you've spent quite some time with your new watch already. Although size is all about personal preference, your feedback will help many interested watch fans out there to make their decision, either to go for the 39mm or the 43mm version.

J
Jhan Carlo Espinoza
Perfect every day watch

Perfect dimensions. I like all the detail carefully included in the watch. Bracelet is just perfect. Very good job Formex team !

Thank you very much for your excellent review, we really appreciate it!

D
Danijel Risek

Automatic Chronometer Green 39 mm

C
Chris
‘Baby Hulk’ pops like an emerald

Just landed today and my initial impressions are very positive. Very comfortable on the wrist, excellent build quality, realistic price point. Love that it’s a chronometer and 100m depth rating. Surprised it doesn’t have a screw down crown but I believe it’s tested and good to go. Great for people that like to swap out their watch bands with the quick release system. Never thought i would ever purchase a green watch but here it is and it’s sweet. Nice job Formex

Thank you very much for sharing your first impressions. We love to hear that you enjoy wearing your new watch. For the Essence lineup, we intentionally decided to go for a push/pull crown, as it’s a daily watch and not specifically a dive watch. We think that on a daily basis, having a push/pull crown is more convenient to operate as you don’t have to unscrew your crown to wind your watch or set the time or date. This also means that your gaskets are less prone to wear and tear, which ultimately affects waterproofness. More about it here in a blogpost https://formexwatch.com/blogs/formex-world/screw-down-crown-vs-push-pull-crown-which-one-is-better-for-me . We wish you lots of fun and only the best times with your new Essence.

3-Year Guarantee

We back our watches with a 3-Year international warranty. In the rare case of a malfunction or a movement defect, you can contact us and send your watch back free of charge and we’ll repair it for you within 2 weeks.

Secure Payment

Formex is dedicated to online payment security. We do not store any of your payment information. The following methods of payment are available: VISA, Mastercard, AMEX, ApplePay, PayPal & Bank Transfer

All Taxes & Duties Included

The courier dropping off your Formex will not hand you a customs and sales tax bill nor ask you to pay them cash, as we have already taken care of that with our shipping partners. The prices you see on our Online Shop is the price you pay – no exceptions and no hidden charges.

Free Express Delivery & 30-Day Returns

All watch prices already include free shipping worldwide. As soon as we have processed your order, you will receive a tracking number to follow your package. Expect your watch within 2 business days within Europe, or within 3 business days for overseas orders. If for any reason you think it’s not the right fit, you can return your watch free of charge. If you contact us before returning or exchanging your watch, we’ll even have your shipping expenses covered.

Swiss Made

All our watches are designed, developed and assembled in-house at our headquarters in Biel-Bienne, Switzerland and meet the current, more strict Swiss Made requirement, which entered into force on January 2017. Every single piece undergoes a variety of quality and functionality controls, before making it to your wrist.

Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
96%
(23)
4%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
B
Bernhard Fischer
Essence 39mm

Von der Bestellung bis zur Lieferung unerwartet schnell. !!!
UHR konnte sofort angelegt werden sofort passend. ( da gewünschte Edelstahl-Armband Länge angegeben wurde)
Alles Top. Ebenfalls ist die telefonische Erreichbarkeit sowie die Beratung besonders hervor zu heben. !!!!!
Weiter so.
ACHTUNG habe keine Black sonder eine Degrade'erworben!!!

Herzlichen Dank für die tolle Rückmeldung zur Uhr aber auch zu unserem Kundenservice. Beides liegt uns sehr am Herzen.

C
Carlos P.
A true synthesis of what I was looking for

What caught my attention of the Formex Essence 43 mm model was the dial with its horizontally cut lines and colors. However for my small wrist of about 17 cm (just over 6.5 inches) it seemed a little big and also they did not have in that model the green color that I found very attractive in several watches of other brands that I was seeing. So when I saw that they were launching the Essence 39 with green dial I made a reservation without hesitation. It is a beautiful watch. A true synthesis of what I was looking for: a watch with a dial continuously surprising by a very attractive color tone and kaleidoscopic visual effects determined by the different angles of incidence of light on the different positions from which you look at the dial, a chronometer caliber and a classic design that together with the different straps available make it adaptable to any situation. All this in a quality/price ratio that, after all the many, many things I have seen, I know has very little competition. Just be aware that the dial is not wide with respect to the case frame and may seem small to you, so if your wrist is not small or you like big watches you should consider the 43 mms option (where by the way there is a chocolate color dial that should be spectacular). If you like the Essence model in the internet videos be absolutely sure that on your wrist it will be much nicer.

Thank you very much for your detailed review. We can feel that you've spent quite some time with your new watch already. Although size is all about personal preference, your feedback will help many interested watch fans out there to make their decision, either to go for the 39mm or the 43mm version.

J
Jhan Carlo Espinoza
Perfect every day watch

Perfect dimensions. I like all the detail carefully included in the watch. Bracelet is just perfect. Very good job Formex team !

Thank you very much for your excellent review, we really appreciate it!

D
Danijel Risek

Automatic Chronometer Green 39 mm

C
Chris
‘Baby Hulk’ pops like an emerald

Just landed today and my initial impressions are very positive. Very comfortable on the wrist, excellent build quality, realistic price point. Love that it’s a chronometer and 100m depth rating. Surprised it doesn’t have a screw down crown but I believe it’s tested and good to go. Great for people that like to swap out their watch bands with the quick release system. Never thought i would ever purchase a green watch but here it is and it’s sweet. Nice job Formex

Thank you very much for sharing your first impressions. We love to hear that you enjoy wearing your new watch. For the Essence lineup, we intentionally decided to go for a push/pull crown, as it’s a daily watch and not specifically a dive watch. We think that on a daily basis, having a push/pull crown is more convenient to operate as you don’t have to unscrew your crown to wind your watch or set the time or date. This also means that your gaskets are less prone to wear and tear, which ultimately affects waterproofness. More about it here in a blogpost https://formexwatch.com/blogs/formex-world/screw-down-crown-vs-push-pull-crown-which-one-is-better-for-me . We wish you lots of fun and only the best times with your new Essence.